Defence and military news, including stories from neighbouring states and the troubled region which might be important for Iran. This section contains news on the armed forces, the IRGC, intelligence services, and border guards.

General Hossein Dehqan

Iran, Russia ink defense cooperation agreement

The defense agreement calls for the expansion of military cooperation between Tehran and Moscow.

IRGC confirms martyrdom of top officer in Israeli airstrike in Syria

The martyred senior officer was in Syria “as a military advisor to help the Syrian government and nation in the fight against Takfiri-Salafi terrorists”.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu

Russian defense minister’s Iran visit helps boost strategic cooperation

The Russian defense chief’s trip to Iran is a step toward taking on common challenges.

Tehran, Moscow to sign memorandum of understanding on defense

Iran and Russia will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the expansion of military cooperation.

Iran’s new aircraft successfully passes wind tunnel test

The Borhan fighter, also known as B92, has been completely manufactured by the Iranian military experts.
Ghasem Soleimani

Major General Soleimani in good health in Iran: Diplomat

A senior Iranian diplomat has rejected reports that Major General Ghasem Soleimani, a commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), has been injured in Iraq.

Over one ton of narcotics seized in Saravan

Acting on a tip-off about imminent shipment of narcotics across the border into Iran, border guards seized a haul of 1,460 kilograms of opium in southern Iran.
General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan

Iran has marked a 40-km red zone inside Iraqi border

The commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces says Iran has marked a 40-km red zone into the Iraqi border to warn terrorists against any infiltration attempt into Iranian territory.

Iran favors security cooperation with Afghanistan: Official

A senior Iranian official has underlined the need for extensive and strategic cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan and the continuation of security consultations between the two countries.

Iran disbands terrorist cell

The joint counterterrorist operations by IRGC forces and police resulted in the arrests of the members of a terrorist group involved the killing of teachers and volunteer forces.

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